health, postpartum

What Hyperemesis Gravidarum meant for me

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff This week, I spoke to my lovely friend Becki about her experience of Hyperemesis Gravidarum. For those of you who don’t know, around 10,000 women in the UK suffer from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) every year. It is often dismissed as normal morning sickness in pregnancy, but in reality can leave the […]

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postpartum, pregnancy

8 things I wish I knew would happen postpartum

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff Before Olivia was born, I didn’t give very much thought to what would happen postpartum. The extent of my worrying into that period was limited to my mental health, as I was already suffering from antenatal depression. But, actually, there are a lot of things that I wish I had known […]

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postpartum, pregnancy

Foetal Distress… Where my labour went wrong

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff I was in slow labour for a solid 2 weeks. I’d had 2 sweeps and I remember so vividly on New Year’s Day going into hospital for a midwife to say, “something is definitely happening, you’re 2cm now rather than 1.” Woohoo! One whole cm in a week, I thought to myself… […]

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postpartum

Breastfeeding avoidance – The mental block

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff So as mums, before our babies are even born we’re flooded with questions: “Are you planning on breastfeeding?”, “You know breast is best”… it’s almost as if people are making our feeding choices for us. I wanted to breastfeed from day one, I wanted to have that bond and be able to create […]

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health, postpartum

Diastasis Recti 101

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff Aah, the mum tum. The pooch. The overhang. While the post-baby jelly belly is something most mums expect to encounter to some extent, fixing it isn’t always as straightforward as you might first imagine. It took nine months for your tummy to get that big, so it’ll take at least nine […]

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